June 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Boone County was selected by the national nonprofit, CSH, to participate in a new Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success initiative that will focus on using criminal justice and homelessness data to ensure those leaving incarceration will successfully reintegrate into communities, thereby reducing recidivism and improving public safety. The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, … Continued


The Business Times Company Named the 2017 Small Business of the Year

The Business Times Company was named the 2017 Small Business of the Year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Earlier this year, small businesses were nominated for the award by Chamber members. From those nominations, five finalists, and the winner, were chosen by an anonymous selection committee comprised of businesspeople that work exclusively with small … Continued


May 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS KOMU 8 won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards this week. Awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Murrow Awards recognize outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. KOMU 8 was awarded Excellence in Website for general excellence for KOMU.com; Excellence in Social Media for team coverage of the GOP gubernatorial debate in March … Continued


Columbia Chamber of Commerce Supports Smart Grid Improvements and SB 190

As the Missouri State Senate is expected to bring up SB 190, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery (R-31), the Columbia Chamber of Commerce announces its support for the bill. SB 190 establishes the Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Act. It will focus on developing a “smart” electrical grid for the state that is expected to … Continued


Junior Leadership Columbia 2017 Class to Graduate

On April 10, 25 students from area high schools will graduate from the Chamber’s 2017 Junior Leadership Columbia class, in a banquet to be held at First Baptist Church. These students have successfully completed ten sessions over nine months, focusing on topics integral to leadership, such as civil service, risk and reward, community involvement, creativity, personal … Continued


Thanks to Everyone That Made the 2017 Business Showcase One of the Best Ever

Tuesday, March 7th was our annual Chamber Business Showcase. A day full of networking opportunities for Columbia! Now that the big day has come to a close, there is only one word that comes to mind… it has 12 letters. Merriam Webster defines it as “a feeling of admiration, approval or gratitude.” Any guesses? It’s … Continued


April 2017 Member News

Member News MidiCi – The Neapolitan Pizza Company of Columbia invites you to select from our fresh, natural, high-quality ingredients to create your own Neapolitan Pizza. Watch the magic unfold in the center-stage bustling kitchen, aka “The Heart.” They meet rigorous gastronomic rules to serve authentic Neapolitan Pizza. Famous for it’s chewy and crisp dough … Continued


Leadership Columbia 2017 in Full Swing

Leadership Columbia is a program of the Chamber developed to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders. The class of Leadership Columbia 2017 began in January and has completed its Retreat, Social Services, Education, and Healthcare sessions. Each session begins with an hour of leadership skills development with Tony Richards of Clear Vision Development Group, … Continued